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2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Engineering Technology

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Main Departmental Office
Discovery Park

3940 N. Elm Street, Suite F115
Denton, TX 76207-7102
Fax: 940-565-2666

Web site:

Rick Reidy, Interim Chair



Engineering technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and natural sciences gained by higher education, experience and practice is devoted primarily to the implementation and extension of existing technology for the benefit of humanity (Engineering Technology Council, 1994). Increasing technological aspects of all modern activities have led to the need for highly skilled persons to design, construct, install, maintain, manage, operate, produce and sell sophisticated technical systems and products.

Departmental programs emphasize integrated design and the application of theoretical concepts. Classes of carefully coordinated laboratory experiences and lectures are utilized. Courses emphasize theoretical concepts and principles for solutions applicable to modern technological problems. Students are prepared for rapidly changing life experiences with mathematics, science and general education. This preparation is designed to enable graduates to remain current, as well as advance, in their professional field.


The Department of Engineering Technology is committed to leadership — in education and research — in contemporary and innovative engineering and technology areas, locally, nationally and internationally.


The Department of Engineering Technology is committed to excellence in teaching, conducting research, and preparing engineering and engineering technology professionals.

Programs of Study

The department offers undergraduate programs in the following areas:

A concentration in manufacturing engineering technology  is available under the major in mechanical engineering technology.  The department offers a minor in general engineering technology .

Nuclear engineering technology is available at the Luminant Comanche Peak Steam Electric Station.


The department offers scholarships designated specifically for studies in engineering technology. For further information, inquire in the departmental office.

Graduate Degrees

The department offers graduate programs in the following areas:

  • Master of Science with a major in engineering systems and concentrations in construction management, electrical systems, engineering management and mechanical systems.

Prospective students should consult with the graduate departmental advisor prior to initial enrollment. For additional information, consult the Graduate Catalog.

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